Cagliari 22/12/2012: The tourist port of Marina Piccola, the devil's saddle and the Poetto tower / Il porto turistico di Marina Piccola, La sella del diavolo e la torre del Poetto

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La Sella del Diavolo (The devil’s saddle) is the headland that is located south of Cagliari and separates the beach from Poetto Calamosca. Origin of the name is derived from a legend according to which the biblical demons, led by Lucifer, were impressed by the beauty of the Gulf of Cagliari and tried to conquer it, in this thwarted by God who sent his troops under the command of the Archangel Michele hunt for Lucifer. One version of the legend has it that during the battle, which was fought in the skies above the gulf, Lucifer was thrown from his horse and lost his seat that rested on the waters of the Gulf and pietrificandosi gave rise to the promontory, the other says that the demon during the battle, fell on the cape giving it its present form. Conversely, the stretch of sea off the Sella del Diavolo (The devil’s saddle) is called the Golfo degli Angeli (Gulf of Angels).

The Poetto tower is a small coastal tower, located on the promontory of the Sella del Diavolo, (The devil’s saddle) in Cagliari. The building, half-ruined, dominates, from its position 87 meters above sea level, the port of Marina Piccola and the nearby beach Poetto. The tower, dating from the seventeenth century, today it broke in two along the vertical axis.


La Sella del Diavolo è il promontorio che sorge a sud di Cagliari e separa la spiaggia del Poetto da quella di Calamosca. All'origine del nome vi è una leggenda di derivazione biblica secondo la quale i dèmoni, capeggiati da Lucifero, rimasero impressionati dalla bellezza del golfo di Cagliari e tentarono di impadronirsene, in questo contrastati da Dio che mandò le sue milizie al comando dell'arcangelo Michele per cacciare Lucifero. Una versione della leggenda vuole che durante la battaglia, combattuta nei cieli sovrastanti il golfo, Lucifero fu disarcionato dal cavallo e perse la sua sella che si posò sulle acque del golfo e, pietrificandosi, diede origine al promontorio; l'altra racconta che il demone, durante la battaglia, cadde sul promontorio dandogli l'attuale forma. Per converso, il tratto di mare antistante la Sella del Diavolo si chiama golfo degli Angeli. La torre del Poetto è una piccola torre costiera, situata nel promontorio della Sella del Diavolo, a Cagliari. L'edificio, semidiroccato, domina, dalla sua posizione a 87 metri sul livello del mare, il porticciolo di Marina Piccola e la vicina spiaggia del Poetto. La torre, risalente al XVII secolo, appare oggi spezzata in due tronconi lungo l'asse verticale.

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netviagens on March 20, 2013

Fantastic shot. What a island Sardinia. ❤ℒℴѵℯ іʈ

Paolo “Canpao” Canna… on March 24, 2013

Thank you so much

NETVIAGENS

for your always welcome visit, the kind comment and Like 187. Good sunday and best regards, Canpao

>| Micha |< on March 29, 2013

Hello Canpao,

splendid harbour view. like

Greetings Micha

Paolo “Canpao” Canna… on March 29, 2013

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Micha

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Martin Romero on March 29, 2013

Beautyfull ¡¡¡ :)

Paolo “Canpao” Canna… on March 29, 2013

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Martin R.

for your always welcome visit, the kind comments and Like 189. Best regards, Canpao

bayernengel on April 8, 2013

tolles Bild ♥ like. ♥
Liebe ♥ Grüße sendet dir, der bayernengel. ❀

Paolo “Canpao” Canna… on April 8, 2013

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your always welcome visit, the kind words for my picture and L 190.Good week and Best regards, Canpao

Paolo “Canpao” Canna… on August 18, 2013

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Chrislouis

For your always welcome visit, the kind comment and L 191.Good sunday, Canpao

Augusto “Guto Mantua… on September 9, 2013

mi piace.... tanti saluti,Guto.

Paolo “Canpao” Canna… on September 10, 2013

Grazie

Guto

Son contento che ti sia piaciuta questa mia foto e per il like 192. Sei sempre il benvenuto nella mia galleria. Buona giornata e buona settimana. Un saluto cordiale, Canpao

wanadoux1 on October 8, 2013

Ils sont tous dans le même sens : y a-t-il un écran de cinéma en face (drive in cinema)? :))

Paolo “Canpao” Canna… on October 9, 2013

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wanadoux

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Wonderful marine...is beautiful!!--like 194--AnaM

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NewerMan Man on November 6

Nice view, nice composition, and very nice shot.
LIKE and FAVORITE. All my best wishes, NewerMan.

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NeverMan

for your always welcome visit,the kind words for my picture and like 2195 + F 23. Good evening and best regards, Canpao

BKJURAJ on February 1

PEKNY PRISTAV..L...

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